Analysis

Unicorn's Don't Live in California

The world's tech hub is not even in the Top 10 in the U.S. when it comes to the average ranking of the Stack Overflow users with 5000+ reputations. New Hampshire, New Jersey and Iowa are tops in that realm.  

Unicorns: The 10 States with the Highest Average Ranking Among Stack Overflow Top Users. California isn't even on the map. 



US has most top users, Bulgarian users have the highest average reputation

Total reputation and number of top users per country

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Regional dynamics are also interesting. For example, the most represented cities by region are:

Use the following map and its customizable filters to explore regional data.

Number of top users located in each city/region location

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Other than the number of top users per city, another interesting variable to explore is the average reputation of a city's top users.

Average Reputation of Top Users and Number of Top Users of Cities or Regions pages

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New Zealand and Sweden: Places with Most Top Users per Capita

If we exclude countries with less than 1 million citizens, New Zealand and Sweden win the ranking of nations with most Stack Overflow users rated 5,000 per capita (per million inhabitants).  For the absolute number of top users, U.S., U.K., Germany and India top the list. You can click on teh column headers to filter the charts. 

Top 20 Countries w/Populations Over 1 Million: Per Capita Top Users

Table shows the Top 20 countries, sorted by "Top users per capita". Click on the headings to sort ascending/descending on other variables. Click "Explore" to transform this into another type of chart, change the variables plotted, add dynamic filters. Click on each area for more information. Note: Country information is available for 11700 of the 14898 users.